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Post by Carolin » November 8th, 2016, 2:34 am

The Minister's Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project http://librivox.org/the-ministers-wooing-by-harriet-beecher-stowe/
Harriet Beecher Stowe is today best known for her classic novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. However, that book was certainly not her only remarkable anti-slavery work. In The Minister's Wooing, Stowe takes the reader into 18th century New England, and uses that setting to explore themes of slavery and religion, as the background to a domestic story. Mary, the heroine of this story, is a woman between several candidates for matrimony, after the man she truly loved is lost at sea, and finally decides to marry a minister whom she does not love. Will there be a happy end? ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » November 8th, 2016, 3:34 am

Divided Chapters:

Chapter IV


part 1
please read until
won’t it, Miss Jones?’—and Mrs Twitchel looked pleasantly facetious, as elderly ladies generally do, when suggesting such possibilities to younger ones.

part 2

please start at
Mary was vexed to feel the blood boil up in her cheeks in a most unexpected and provoking way at the suggestion; whereat Mrs. Twitchel nodded knowingly at Mrs. Jones

Chapter XII

part 1
please read until
Oh, if you only could know!’—and ending with a general sigh and lamentation, like the confidential chorus of a Greek tragedy.

part 2
please start at
We have been thus minute in sketching Miss Prissy’s portrait, because we rather like her. She has great power, we admit;

Chapter XVI

part 1
please read until
I got the Doctor’s study-gown off, and got his best coat on, and put on his wig for him, and started him up kinder lively,—you know it takes me to get him down into this world,—and so there he’s in talking with him; and so you can just slip down and dress yourselves,—easy as not.’

part 2
please start at
Meanwhile Colonel Burr was entertaining the simple-minded Doctor with all the grace of a young neophyte come to sit at the feet of superior truth. There are some people who receive from Nature as a gift a sort of graceful facility of sympathy by which they incline to take on,

Chapter XXIV

part 1
please read until
But when every leaf is dropped, and the plant stands stripped to the uttermost, a new life is even then working in the buds, from which shall spring a tender foliage and a brighter wealth of flowers. So, often in celestial gardening, every leaf of earthly joy must drop, before a new and divine bloom visits the soul.

part 2
please start at
Gradually, as months passed away, the floods grew still; the mighty rushes of the inner tide ceased to dash. There came first a delicious calmness, and then a celestial inner clearness, in which the soul seemed to lie quiet as an untroubled ocean, reflecting heaven.

Chapter XXV

part 1

please read until
Mary’s eyes questioned her companion with an expression of eager sympathy, somewhat blended with curiosity.

part 2
please start at
‘I can’t make you understand me quite,’ said Madame de Frontignac, ‘unless I go back a good many years. You see, dear Mary, my dear angel mamma died when I was very little, and I was sent to be educated at the Sacré Cœur, in Paris.
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Post by Carolin » November 8th, 2016, 3:52 am

this should be fun to read. i hope we have enough harriet beecher stowe fans around to make this a quick project :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by Carolin » November 10th, 2016, 1:32 am

lets move out to readers wanted :)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 10th, 2016, 6:44 am

Hi Carolin, I will get things started by claiming the introduction and Chapter 1. :)
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Post by Carolin » November 11th, 2016, 1:53 am

great, thank you so much!
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Post by neecheelok70 » November 18th, 2016, 7:12 am

May I have 2 and 3? Jim

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Post by Carolin » November 19th, 2016, 12:54 am

Thank you jim!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 19th, 2016, 3:01 pm

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Post by Carolin » November 20th, 2016, 3:22 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by neecheelok70 » November 20th, 2016, 12:08 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/ministerswooing_02_stowe_128kb.mp3 23.00 KB 24:10
Jim (good stuff)

HERE IS THE CORRECT FILE.
Last edited by neecheelok70 on November 22nd, 2016, 6:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Carolin » November 21st, 2016, 1:13 am

Thank you jim!
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Post by neecheelok70 » November 21st, 2016, 6:57 pm

You are very welcome. Here's another:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/ministerswooing_03_stowe_128kb.mp3 16.27 KB 17:21

May I? 4567
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Post by Carolin » November 22nd, 2016, 12:31 am

thank you jim!

please excuse my inattention earlier, but i just saw that you submitted a chapter for florence nightingale for chapter 2. i must have been still asleep when entering that. could you please upload the right chapter again? :)
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Post by neecheelok70 » November 22nd, 2016, 7:00 am

I was the one--obviously--who was asleep. Sorry--too many brands in the fire.

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